A Chorus of Singers, 1732
William Hogarth (1697 - 1764)
RA Collection: Art
A rehearsal for the oratorio Judith, written by William Huggins with music by William Defesch. Huggins was a close friend of the artist, William Hogarth, and Hogarth later painted Huggins' portrait (1758-9, Houghton Library, Harvard University).
In its first two states this print was used as a subscription ticket for Hogarth's print A Modern Midnight Conversation (a receipt was originally below the image and although it has been cut off, traces are still visible here). In this final state the print was sold as one of 'Four Groups of Heads', another of which was Hogarth's Company of Undertakers (17/3432).
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